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Phenom II 940 @ 3.5 GHz (1.360V according to CPU-Z)
Idle temp @ 1.0GHz = 35-37C
Load temp @ 3.5 GHz = 52C

I have been playing around with a new cpu cooler. It's the Coolit System Pure. I know it's a cheap water cooling system, but hey for $60 CAD i felt like experimenting So I slapped on an extra fan to make it push/pull configuration and it defiantly helped. My old AC Freezer 64 wasn't cutting it as much. Also I am using OCZ Freeze for thermal paste.

Lower Temps does help for overclocking. I can run 3.6 GHz at my same voltages (not stable though) before it just BSOD as soon as I try. Now I can get 2min of stress test out of it
LoL "defiantly" haha... You should lap the water block and the CPU.
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You mean like a riser card? Kinda like the WiFi riser that's attached to the M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition?
The wireless on our boards is actually plugged into an extra usb header. lol. Our wifi can be put in any machine with a usb header.

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Thinking about upgrading my AMD64 6000+ with the PHII 940 ... Been looking for all the info I can find. For those that have taken the plunge is it worth it with this MB or do you think you would of bought an officially supported MB instead?
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which nforce drivers are people using?
I updated a couple of weeks ago and seem to be getting
error number 5 A parity error was detected on DeviceScsinvgts every hour.google tells me its nforce related. so was just wondering if anybody else has had this problem ?
drop back one revision of drivers and your problem should disappear... or just drop back one revision on the ide/sata/raid driver alone and that will do the trick if you like some of the new driver features for the other components.
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Thinking about upgrading my AMD64 6000+ with the PHII 940 ... Been looking for all the info I can find. For those that have taken the plunge is it worth it with this MB or do you think you would of bought an officially supported MB instead?
Well, with the price I paid for this sexeh board, and it's performance capability, I would keep this one. If you rly don't like it's performance, you could get a newer board after you have used the CPU in it.

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The wireless on our boards is actually plugged into an extra usb header. lol. Our wifi can be put in any machine with a usb header.

The newer boards coming with separate audio cards are running on the pci-e 1x slots.
LoL I know, I used to make fun of that all the time. It's a pretty crappy WiFi card too. I didn't know that about PCIe1x WiFi on newers. ^_^
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Thinking about upgrading my AMD64 6000+ with the PHII 940 ... Been looking for all the info I can find. For those that have taken the plunge is it worth it with this MB or do you think you would of bought an officially supported MB instead?
go straight to am3, dont bother with the am2+ phenom II's. Plus the tricore 720 BE is wayy cheaper than the 940. With the ability to drop into a new board with ddr3 support.
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LoL "defiantly" haha... You should lap the water block and the CPU.
seeing as many of you seemed to have lapped your processors and waterblock, is it really worth it? I've thought about doing it... but something about taking metal away from my processor and block that has water in it doesnt seem too appealing.
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seeing as many of you seemed to have lapped your processors and waterblock, is it really worth it? I've thought about doing it... but something about taking metal away from my processor and block that has water in it doesnt seem too appealing.
Bahaha lol that's a sound observation, but you have realize that lapping only SHOULD take off a perfectly flat plane of metal, only about .1 mm thick. It's not about removing material--it's about making it as flat as possible. It should be SHINY when done. I haven't lapped my cpu or cooler yet, but I plan on lapping the cooler. This CPU, however, will soon be replaced. You should never lap a part until you're sure you are going to keep it, btw.

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go straight to am3, dont bother with the am2+ phenom II's. Plus the tricore 720 BE is wayy cheaper than the 940. With the ability to drop into a new board with ddr3 support.
Touché, good sir. Those aren't bad points. Still, I'm gonna stick with this board for a while. Once I squeeze as much performance from it as I can, THEN I will CONSIDER switching.
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go straight to am3, dont bother with the am2+ phenom II's. Plus the tricore 720 BE is wayy cheaper than the 940. With the ability to drop into a new board with ddr3 support.
I'm on a tight budget at this time so I don't know about upgrading my MB and ram. You would go with the 720 BE over the 940 BE? It is quite a bit cheaper
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Bahaha lol that's a sound observation, but you have realize that lapping only SHOULD take off a perfectly flat plane of metal, only about .1 mm thick. It's not about removing material--it's about making it as flat as possible. It should be SHINY when done. I haven't lapped my cpu or cooler yet, but I plan on lapping the cooler. This CPU, however, will soon be replaced. You should never lap a part until you're sure you are going to keep it, btw.


Touché, good sir. Those aren't bad points. Still, I'm gonna stick with this board for a while. Once I squeeze as much performance from it as I can, THEN I will CONSIDER switching.
Makes sense on the lapping. coming from building motors i know lapping is to make surfaces flat, but i also figured the lapping on processors and waterblocks was to get the actual medium (the water) closer to the cores of the processor to draw heat away faster... But this makes sense, so i think at that i will lap my 6400 just enough to make it flat... wont touch the waterblock though, its perfect.

To anyone buying a processor right now, atleast wait for the am3 quadcores then, seems like a real waste to buy an am2+ processor when they are already getting replaced my am3 processors that will drop right in our boards just as well as the am2+ phenoms. Plus, with both ddr conrollers built on the am3 processors, id imagine that gives up the ability to really pump the crap outta the HT bus and the ram clock. The only thing limiting us at that point is the ram and our chipsets.
Edited by AllenG - 3/8/09 at 12:37pm
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